Trump to mark 1st trip to NYC as president aboard the Intrepid

This is published unedited from the PTI feed . Asked at his news conference whether Australia needed to do more in the Middle East region, Turnbull said that in both the Afghan and Iraq theatres "there is going to need to be a long-term commitment".

Nasdaq Composite Tops 6000 for First Time

The Nasdaq erased more than 30% in 10 weeks from a peak on March 10, 2000, and didn't close above 5000 again until March 2015. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 1.1 per cent to end the day at 20,996.43, while the S&P 500 rose 0.6 per cent to 2,388.58.

Who Is Tony Kim? List Of American Citizens Detained By North Korea

He said an April 28 meeting of the UN Security Council, to be chaired by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and attended by foreign ministers, will be pivotal in dismantling North Korea's nuclear program, Yonhap reported . North Korea conducted a big live-fire exercise on Tuesday to mark the foundation of its military as a US submarine docked in South Korea in a show of force amid growing concern over the North's nuclear and missile programmes.

Federal judge temporarily blocks Arkansas from executing eight men in ten days

Hutchinson put the execution spree into play because one of the drugs used for executions, Midazolam, is set to expire at the end of April, the BBC reports . The filing is among a flurry of lawsuits in state and federal courts aimed at halting the executions. She said the issue about midazolam has been addressed in prior court cases.

Saudis reinstate public sector perks after 7-month cutback

The Saudi stock index, last at 6,899 points, faces technical resistance at the April peak of 7,107 points. Prince Khalid, the new ambassador in Washington, is a fighter pilot who has trained in the U.S. Minister of Civil Service Khaled Al-Araj was removed from his post and Essam Bin Saeed will be in charge of the ministry, according to the report. Late a year ago, the Arab News reported that Araj was under investigation by the kingdom's anti-corruption commission for the alleged ...

Saudi king names son as US envoy as ties boosted with Trump

Sisi met Salman on the sidelines of an Arab League summit in Jordan last month to break the ice after months of apparent tensions between the two Middle Eastern allies. Sisi insisted the islands are technically Saudi, but the agreement sparked the largest anti-government street demonstrations since the former general took office in 2014.

Stage set for high-octane municipal polls in Delhi tomorrow

On Friday, Kejriwal had also warned the voters that if the BJP were to come to power in the civic polls and their children contracted dengue in the next five years, they themselves were responsible for it. There are 13,022 polling stations, of which Delhi Police have deemed 3,284 as sensitive, while 1,464 are hypersensitive. The state election commission, however, rejected the demand, terming the EVMs "completely safe".

Number nabbed by RCMP at border rises

The identities of the other two - a man and a woman - could not be verified, but Zeitvogel confirmed all three were still in custody and charges were pending. She will be in an Estevan court May 15. The group of asylum seekers are all from West Africa. Authorities learnt that the individuals allegedly paid up to $2,000 be smuggled into Canada.

Egyptian-American release came after 'no deal,' Trump says

Hijazi, an Egyptian-American charity worker was freed after almost three years of detention in Egypt returning to the U.S., Thursday, April 20, 2017. Her lawyers said in a statement that they "worked closely with the Trump administration to ensure Aya's case was prioritized at the highest levels, and we are deeply grateful to President Trump for his personal engagement in resolving Aya's case".

Apple encounters problems with the fingerprint sensor of the iPhone 8

Apple will still be using Sony mobile image sensors for their smartphones as their current generation models. First, Pacific Crest Securities' Andy Hargreaves said on Tuesday that Apple is facing supply chain headwinds that may force it to ditch the fingerprint reader altogether.

Iraqi forces fight door-to-door in Mosul as battles enters seventh month

An Iraqi military officer says Islamic State militants have launched a gas attack in a newly- liberated area in western Mosul . The mosque is highly symbolic because it was there that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared himself head of a self-proclaimed caliphate.

Giant iceberg draws crowds to tiny Newfoundland town

They sleep. And sometimes, they welcome the arrival of colossal, 10,000-year-old icebergs passing through on a springtime jaunt. The area off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador is colloquially known as "iceberg alley" thanks to the large number of ice blocks that drift down from the arctic each spring.

In Japan, Vice President Pence Pushes For Bilateral Trade Deal

It is his first trip to Asia as vice president. Capital Economics said in a research note on Wednesday a renegotiated FTA would likely mean South Korea opens more of its economy to USA companies but would "have a relatively small impact on the economy".

NCAA championships will return to North Carolina after rollback of 'bathroom law'

Cincinnati also will host first- and second-round action, marking the first time in 30 years the tournament will have been staged there. SC had been locked out of hosting NCAA neutral-site championships for 14 years as the Confederate flag flew on the state Capitol grounds.

Trump signs executive order targeting specialty work visas: 5 things to know

Many Trump products are produced overseas, and he has hired foreign workers at his properties including at Mar-a-Lago, his club in Palm Beach, Florida, which has become his frequent base of operations on weekends. Reforming the H-1B visa system was one of the major election promises of Trump. Employers from Walt Disney World to the University of California in San Francisco have laid off their tech employees and replaced them with H-1B visa holders.

US VP Pence arrives in Japan to focus on trade

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence waves before leaving for Japan, at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Tuesday, April 18, 2017. The U.S. Pacific Command said in a statement Wednesday that the USS Carl Vinson strike group is heading to the western Pacific "as a prudent measure".

5 things to know about Tax Day

Pressed Monday about whether Trump will follow recent presidential precedent and release his tax returns, press secretary Sean Spicer claimed the president can not do so because he is under audit by the IRS, the same explanation Trump has used since early a year ago.

Trump sees approval ratings falling on all parameters

Among those who do not approve of Trump, only 11 per cent say he keeps his promises - down from 35 per cent in February. Trump is often one to remark on how polls are fake and unreliable - something makes me think he won't feel the same about this one.

Iraq opens new Tigris bridge escape route for people fleeing Mosul

Heavy exchanges of gunfire and mortar rounds could be heard from the neighbourhoods facing the old city across the Tigris river that bisects Mosul into a western and eastern sides. Long queues formed at the new bridge on Tuesday with families crossing in public buses, trucks and taxis. The Islamic State, which made territorial gains in Mosul and parts of northern Iraq, has more recently been pushed out of much of the region under pressure from an global coalition that includes the United ...

North Korea warns Trump: 'We're ready to launch nuclear strike'

Military planes also flew in formation, creating the number 105 in the skies above Kim Il-sung Square. Submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) are paraded across Kim Il Sung Square during a military parade on Saturday, April 15, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, the country's late founder and grandfather of current ruler Kim Jong Un.